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Double whammy

Two bits of economic news from different ends of the world this week knocked already fragile global mining...

Asia

21 JUNE 2013

Mines and Money Beijing preview: Mission possible

The interest from both state and privately held Chinese acquirers in natural resources companies traded...

Asia

07 JUNE 2013

Element strategies: Starting a revolution

As a result of rising consumer demand, much effort has been made in recent years to develop materials...

Asia

31 MAY 2013

Miner's right: Green shoots of recovery?

It might be fanciful thinking, but there are signs emerging in the mining world that the keenly awaited...

Asia

10 MAY 2013

Glencore's long march to take over Xstrata

At long last, Glencore Interntional plc has overcome the final regulatory hurdle and secured the approval...

Asia

26 APRIL 2013

Afghanistan: Mining prospects

Afghanistan is hoping that its vast deposits of minerals and hydrocarbons will help fund the country's...

Asia

26 APRIL 2013

Lithium: Rise of a lithium superpower

A series of recent strategic deals to develop lithium projects could see a strong reliance on China for...

Asia

19 APRIL 2013

Graphite: Keeping up with demand

From lubricants and pencils to batteries and photovoltaic cells, the demand for graphite continues to...

Africa

19 APRIL 2013

Miner's right: Palmer versus China

When you are in a hole, stop digging! That is the advice given the world over to anyone who has worked...

Australia

05 APRIL 2013

Miner's right: China in Africa

The welcome mat for Chinese companies in Africa, and other resource-exporting regions, is wearing thin...

Africa

28 MARCH 2013

Focus: Manganese: Winds shift for manganese

Stability in the manganese market has met the forecasts of the International Manganese Institute (IMnI),...

Africa

28 MARCH 2013

Focus: Tin: New sources, new apps

The International Tin Research Institute (ITRI) has been involved in research and develop­ment aimed...

Africa

22 MARCH 2013